Houma, La., police and Terrebonne Parish authorities are encouraging business owners to help out with an effort to protect all of downtown Houma with surveillance cameras.
There are 40-50 cameras in downtown Houma now, police Sgt. Albert Pierre said. But, he said, there are still areas that are not covered.
Authorities are looking for business owners to put up money for new cameras and give police access to existing surveillance systems, according to The Courier.
Police Lt. Bobbie O’Bryan said the department has been adding cameras to downtown each year for the past six years. They were mainly paid for by a federal grant. However, officials have said they would like to increase the visibility and the reach of the cameras to help identify potential suspects.